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The London-based organization argues that the current model of monetizing personal information imperils a gamut of rights including freedom of opinion and expression
(UPDATED) 12 protesters die on Saturday, November 9, when security forces cleared out protest sites, medical sources say
Well-known protest leaders accuse the Hong Kong government of using its police force as a tool to 'abuse the public power and to torture the people'
'In an apparent thirst for retaliation, Hong Kong's security forces have engaged in a disturbing pattern of reckless and unlawful tactics against people during the protests,' says Amnesty International
Greta Thunberg gets a standing ovation from students at The George Washington University where the ceremony was held
You may have heard of estate tax amnesty, but what do you know about estate tax? Learn about it from the Philippine Tax Whiz.
Human rights groups urge the Philippine government to coordinate with the United Nations as rights chief Michelle Bachelet is expected to write a comprehensive report on the country's situation
The Central Luzon police chief tells human rights group that 4 cops have been killed and 12 seriously injured by suspected drug personalities
Amnesty International urges the United Nations Human Rights Council and the International Criminal Court, among others, to expedite investigations into killings in the Philippines
Still confused about tax amnesty? The Philippine Tax Whiz answers the most frequently asked questions.
The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses how you can finally transfer those long-overdue properties
Army spokesman Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun denies all allegations by Amnesty International, saying the military's operations were within the law and they 'avoided harming civilians'
Amnesty International believes Nicolas Maduro's government responded with "a systematic and widespread policy of repression" in late January during anti-government protests
The silence echoes across the country's usually rambunctious media, with most newspapers glossing over the episode and primetime television shows offering it only a passing mention
(UPDATED) It is not clear when Bibi may have left or where she may have gone, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declines to confirm whether she has arrived in Canada
Amnesty International Australia sends the petition, with nearly 30,000 signatures, to Philippine Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the process for the tax amnesty on delinquencies, including the forms to use
The human rights group says if you 'think the trumped up charges against Maria Ressa is a form of harassment... Write to DOJ to express your concern'
'The concept of 'national security' as used by Hong Kong government...is arbitrarily applied to suppress dissent and political opposition,' the Amnesty International report says
The government will only repeal the mandatory death penalty, which means it will be at a judge's discretion whether to order someone to hang or send them to jail for offenses where a death sentence is currently mandatory
The Philippine Tax Whiz breaks down the tax amnesty on delinquencies
A senior official for the Islamist movement that rules the Gaza Strip calls on 'the international community to hold the Israeli occupation accountable for the war crimes that it continues to commit against the Palestinians'
The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the provisions of the recently passed estate tax amnesty
'Is it acceptable for activists to undergo arbitrary detention, torture, sexual harassment ... and even enforced disappearances simply for expressing their opinions in a peaceful way,' says rights watchdog
For tax expert Mon Abrea, President Rodrigo Duterte should have thrown out the tax amnesty law completely, as it is now unable to execute its main goals
President Rodrigo Duterte vetoes the general tax amnesty provision of Republic Act No. 11213, which would have provided relief to people who failed to pay correct taxes
(UPDATED) Journalist groups and institutions denounce the weaponization of anti-cybercrime laws
'She should now be free to reunite with her family and seek safety in a country of her choice,' Amnesty International says in a statement
(UPDATED) RTC Branch 150 Judge Elmo Alameda denies the opposition senator’s appeal to not reopen the rebellion case against him
Amnesty International says that the ruling 'confirms there is no space for free expression in the United Arab Emirates'
The judge from Makati rose to prominence for his firm orders that directly contradicted and rejected the request of the country’s most powerful man – President Rodrigo Duterte
Makati RTC Branch 148 Judge Andres Soriano stands by his October 22 ruling denying an arrest warrant for Trillanes, and upholding the legality of Proclamation 572
With approval from both houses of Congress, the tax amnesty bill will now go to the bicameral conference committee
If passed into law, the bill would grant amnesty on all unpaid internal revenue taxes, including estate, value-added, and excise taxes, in 2017 and previous years
Former vice president Jejomar Binay says there should not have been an attempt to revoke the amnesty of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, one of his most vicious critics
'Amnesty International cannot justify your continued status as a recipient of the Ambassador of Conscience award and so with great sadness we are hereby withdrawing it from you,' says the group
Of the 6,810 OFWs who availed of the UAE's amnesty program, 4,343 or 64% have opted to stay, according to records of the Philippine Consulate General’s office
The plan to appeal comes even as the Supreme Court is currently discussing a petition by Trillanes questioning the same thing – the constitutionality of Proclamation No. 572
Solicitor General Jose Calida will wait for the Department of Justice to file a motion for partial reconsideration, instead of going straight to the Court of Appeals as earlier announced by Malacañang
Contrary to the statement of Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, the justice department will file a partial motion for reconsideration with Makati RTC Branch 148
Law professor Ted Te downplays fears of a possible effect of Judge Soriano's ruling, simply because ‘a trial court is not binding’
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Judge Soriano 'chose to uphold the rule of law and refused to embrace tyranny, as every judge ought to do if they are to be true to their oath,' says opposition Senator Francis Pangilinan
'So 'yung mga medyo napapagod sa akin, 'wag kayo mapagod,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, as he vows to continue criticizing President Rodrigo Duterte and his allies
The Palace says Judge Soriano’s conclusion that it was within President Duterte’s powers to issue Proclamation No. 572 means the administration can resort to legal remedies to ensure Trillanes’ arrest
The justice secretary says there's still an opportunity for the Supreme Court to 'forge a new judicial principle'
Soriano contradicts President Rodrigo Duterte and says Trillanes filed his application form and admitted guilt to be eligible for the amnesty eventually granted to him in 2011
'Tayo po ay nabubuhayan ng loob na meron pong pag-asa sa ating bayan. He is personified by Judge Soriano at this point,' opposition Senator Trillanes says of the Makati RTC Branch 148 presiding judge
Judge Andres Soriano of Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 148 says Duterte is within his power to issue the proclamation, but its factual basis is wrong
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo accuses the Inter-Parliamentary Union for intervening in Philippine domestic affairs